mike tty7 2013-05-21 20:36 (:0)
mike pts/1 2013-05-21 21:12 (:0)
I guess I have to visit this forum more often, I might learn something, been using ubuntu since v6.04, great OS, beets the heck of that Windows DOS crap I grew up on. Only problem I just don't know enough, but I'm learning.
My replacement hd will be here today, I downloaded the .iso 64 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04, I'm currently 32 bit.
If I use the 64 bit version to prep the new hd, will I be able to copy my home folder from the 32 to the 64 without causing problems?
My plan is to burn a cd with the 64 bit .iso.
reconfigure the failing HD to the 2nd
Install the new HD.
Use the CD to install 13.04 64 bit, and letting it use the whole drive.
Then copy the /home files from the old HD to the new drive.
Is this possible?
Of course it all depends on the failing HD, the CDs won't be here til Monday, got my fingers crossed.
Ok new plan, I forgot about Monday being a holiday so no CDs until Tuesday. I have a 4 gig HD of the 40 pin connector type, set it up as a slave and hook it up to the CD-ROM cable. The BIOS identifies it correctly, but it gets mounted read only. All I want to do is wipe it clean and use it for backup. Can this be done at the root shell?
I thought I would be done with this problem today, but the .iso is to big for the the CD-R, so I ordered 1 DVD-R, I only ordered 1 cause I never done dvds with this drive. I feel so stupid I worked for the creators of CD technology, Philips the first CD-Rs on the market were $40 a CD. I just bought a 100 for $20.